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Katie Fitzpatrick

Corrie star Georgia Taylor "so fit" as she shows off "gorgeous" new hairstyle

Coronation Street star Georgia Taylor has wowed fans and co-stars as she unveiled a stunning new hairstyle. The actress, who has played Toyah Battersby in the soap since 1997, said it was "time for a change" as she visited the salon.

The 42-year-old opted for a short choppy bob and her dark blonde locks were transformed with a cooler, vanilla shade. "Time for a change. Thank you @hair_by_carmenedmondson," she wrote as she posted snaps of the finished look on her Instagram.

Georgia, who was born Claire Jackson and changed her name when she started on Corrie, posed in a stylish black jumper and jeans. The compliments came flooding in from her Weatherfield pals.


Catherine Tydesley, who played her half sister Eva Price, praised: "Fit sis xxxx." And Jane Danson, who plays Toyah's other half sister Leanne, exclaimed: "Absolutely gorgeous!"

Sally Ann Matthews, who plays Rovers Return landlady Jenny Connor, said: "You’re so fit x" Kel Allen, who played Laura Neelan in the show, cheered: "You did it!!!!!! So bloody gorgeous darl, absolutely love it."

Stunning new hairstyle (Georgia Taylor/Instagram)

Julia Goulding, the soap's Shoma Platt, said: "Gorgeous! Love it." Sally Dynevor, who plays Sally Metcalfe, commented: "Gorgeous xxx" And Sarah Barlow actress Tina O'Brien wrote: "Absolutely gorgeous."

Millie Gibson, who played Toyah's foster daughter Kelly Neelan and recently opted for the chop after leaving the soap last year, applauded: "God you’re hot." Last year Toyah was in the Coronation Street spotlight as her character became suddenly widowed following the shock death of her husband Imran Habeeb in June.

Imran saved his wife's life just weeks after they said 'I do' after they became trapped in their car after it ploughed into a building covered with scaffolding. As Toyah was bundled into an ambulance, it was Imran who collapsed and died at the scene from a cardiac arrest.

The pair had faced a difficult time before their marriage after it was revealed that Imran was the secret father of baby Alfie after a fling with Abi Webster. And after Toyah rekindled her relationship with her ex Spider Nugent she confessed that she had crashed the car on purpose when she learned the truth that Imran had lied in court about Abi in his fight for custody.

Shortly after she took to the stand at the start of her trial for murder. There were shockwaves in court as she was found not guilty and has since continued her romance with her first love Spider.


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